Bennett S. LeBow College of Business
|Motto||Learn Here, Lead Anywhere|
|118 full-time; 35 part-time|
|Location||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
The Bennett S. LeBow College of Business, often referred to simply as LeBow, is the business school of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in business administration to nearly 4,000 students and encompasses an alumni network of more than 30,000 business professionals.
The Bennett S. LeBow College of Business traces its origins to the founding of the Drexel Institute in 1891 and the establishment of the Business Department in 1896. Business programs at Drexel underwent a series of transformations throughout the 20th century, which saw the department recast itself as the Drexel Secretarial School in 1914 and the Drexel School of Business Administration in 1922. By 1974, the College of Business and Administration had been formed to house all of Drexel University's business, finance, and economics programs.
In 1999, Drexel University alumnus Bennett S. LeBow donated $10 million to the College of Business and Administration. This donation represented the largest individual contribution to the university in its history, a fact that was recognized by the renaming of the College of Business and Administration in LeBow's honor. That year, the school officially became known as the Bennett S. LeBow College of Business.
A second donation by LeBow, totaling $45 million, became the university's new record-setting donation from an individual donor in 2010. The donation was used for the construction of Gerri C. LeBow Hall, a new, 12-story facility that replaced the aging Matheson Hall and became the central hub of Drexel University's business programs upon its dedication on October 3, 2013.
- 8th in the United States for opportunity among minority students in The Princeton Review, 2017.
- 15th in entrepreneurship by the Princeton Review, 2015.
- 19th in the US by the Financial Times, 2015.
- 46th in the United States by Poets & Quants, 2016.
- 94th among "Best Business Programs in the United States" by U.S. News and World Report, 2017.
- 3rd in career progression by the Financial Times, 2013.
- 19th in the United States by the Financial Times, 2015.
- 1st in academic quality by Businessweek, 2015.
- 72nd overall in the United States by Businessweek, 2015.
- 119th in the United States by U.S. News and World Report, 2017.
- 1st in online MBA career services by the Financial Times, 2016.
- 14th in the world by the Financial Times, 2016.
- 91st in the United States by U.S. News and World Report, 2017.
Gerri C. LeBow Hall, home to the LeBow College of Business, was dedicated on October 3, 2013. The 12-story, 177,500-square-foot building was designed by Philadelphia's Voith & Mactavish Architects, LLP, and New York’s Robert A. M. Stern Architects, LLP. Its exterior features approximately 67,000 square-feet of limestone and glass.
- Business Analytics
- Business and Engineering
- General Business
- International Business
- Legal Studies
- Management Information Systems (MIS)
- Operations Management
- Organizational Management
- Technology Innovation
- Executive MBA
- MS in Accounting
- MS in Business Analytics
- MS in Economics
- MS in Finance
- MS in Marketing
- MS in Supply Chain Management and Logistics
LeBow has four "academic centers" that are designed to bring students and industry experts together in an effort to further knowledge and best practices in key areas of business and insustry.
- Center for Corporate Governance
- Institute for Strategic Leadership
- Center for Teaching Excellence
- Center for Research Excellence
Alumni of the Bennett S. LeBow College of Business include Raj Gupta, former President and CEO of Rohm and Haas, and Kenneth C. Dahlberg, former CEO of Science Applications International Corporation. Tom Burgoyne '88 might be the most recognizable LeBow alum: He's the man inside the Phillie Phanatic.
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